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Energy powers Everything

by Dr. Ed Berry Philosophy teaches us how to look at the big picture. I am a physicist with training in the philosophy of science. Scientists like me understand why climate alarmist claims are invalid. We know why we need abundant, low-cost energy. We know why government subsidies for so-called “clean” energy harm our economy. Not all scientists understand …

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Wind Energy Costs exceed Benefits

by Mary Kay Barton, Master Resource  Industrial wind is a net loser, economically, environmentally, technically and civilly. Let’s examine how. • Economically: New York State has some of the highest electricity rates in the U.S., a whopping 53 percent above the national average, in large part due to throwing hundreds of billions of taxpayer and ratepayer …

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Good vertical axis turbine

The first qr5 turbine was installed in Dagenham, a suburb of London, in March 2007. At the end of 2008, over 70 turbines had been installed throughout the United Kingdom, where each unit generates between 4000 and 10000 kilowatt-hours per year, according to the company.

Wind Power: Time to stop subsidizing stupidity

by Gordon Fulks, PhD Wealthy corporate giants like Apple and Google now hawk not only their innovations in the virtual world, but an ever greater commitment to “green energy.’  Even Portland General Electric relentlessly hawks their green energy. What amazing virtue! What progress! But is it?  There are dark clouds on the horizon, as we …

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The Liberty and Energy connection

by Marita Noon Following my appearance on the Daily Show, I’ve received emails and phone calls from people who don’t agree with my views about energy and the advantages America’s energy abundance provides—benefits that drive both progress and prosperity. Some of the emails can’t be read in polite company, but one that can asked: “Please …

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Ecofreaks bastardize science, policy, and education

by Marita Noon Over a three-year period, 2009-2012, Department of Justice data shows American taxpayers footed the bill for more than $53 million in environmental groups’ legal fees—and the actual number could be much higher. The real motivation behind the Endangered Species Act (ESA) litigation, perhaps, could have more to do with vengeance and penance …

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Solar Industry uses your tax dollars to deceive you

by Marita Noon The Spain-based company, Abengoa Solar, claims to be “a global leader in solar thermal energy.” Its website boasts: “Abengoa Solar is the largest solar plant operator worldwide.” Abengoa went public in October 2013, and since, its stock price has doubled. With the support the White House gives to solar energy and the …

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Expose the Hypocrisy of the Rich Ecofreaks

by Marita Noon In a little “frontier” community in northern New Mexico, a national property rights battle is playing out with huge national implications and almost no one knows it is taking place. The outcome of two lawsuits that are pending against Mora County and its Community Water Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance have the …

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Solar flares up

by Marita Noon It is amazing that something that seems as upbeat as “free” electricity from the sun can have such a dark side. I started covering some of the shenanigans from the solar industry last summer when I wrote about the “Green Tea Party” in Georgia. I had no idea what a can of …

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Job Creators challenge Eco-extremists in Court

by Marita Noon For years environmentalists have usurped individual private property rights and thwarted economic development. Now, thanks to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, it appears that the job creators may have finally learned something from the extreme tactics of groups, like the Wild Earth Guardians and the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which have …

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Obama voters wrong about climate and peak oil

by Steve Goreham, Communities Digital News The global energy outlook has changed radically in just six years. President Obama was elected in 2008 by voters who believed we were running out of oil and gas, that climate change needed to be halted, and that renewables were the energy source of the near future. But an unexpected …

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European Court halts Wind Farm protests

Armed groups have more rights than wind farm victims  On 21 January 2014, the Luxembourg-based General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled that the European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) does not have “legal personality,” and therefore had no right to initiate a recourse in its chambers against the European Commission. EPAW represents 649 …

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$100 billion Obama green funding went bankrupt

by Marita Noon After decades of controlling America’s energy narrative, on January 5, CBS’s 60 Minutes fired a shot that has put the green lobby on the defensive. The next day, two very different media outlets lobbed blows that could represent a new trend; a change of tone in Washington. The 60 Minutes piece, featuring …

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Death by Renewables (Liberals hate Bald Eagles)

by Marita Noon “Even green projects have an impact on their surrounding environment.” Green energy, specifically so-called renewables, has been sold to the American public as the answer to a host of crimes against the planet. But, as Lex Berko points out in her post on Motherboard, “even green” has its downside. Biomass may be …

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